Monday, September 19, 2011
Entry 1_ Nguyen Thi Thuy 16/12
Item 1: Poem
Sometimes when I’m angry,
I wish I was not here,
I just wish I could chase away,
All of my losses and fears
Sometimes I just want to die,
Or wish I was never born,
Because of the pain,
The tears, lies, and scorn.
Sometimes when I’m happy,
Which is pretty rare these days,
My happiness chases the shadows,
But to some delay.
For some unknown reason,
It takes a while to smile,
Maybe its the deaths,
The agony and denial.
But sometimes when I forget,
Which is hardly ever,
The pain is chased away,
By friends who will stay forever.
– Rhyme: while-smile
– Repetition: sometimes, I wish, when, but, and.
– Climax: angry-pain-tears-lies-scorn-death-agony-denial
Whether you have trouble or problems, you feel angry, pain, agony or even you want to die, all of those will be forgotten and chased away, your best friend is always the person who share and beside you forever.
Item 2: Fable
The Wild Ass and the Lion
A wild Ass and a Lion made an agreement to hunt cooperatively. The Lion would contribute his greater strength to the alliance, while the wild Ass would contribute his greater speed. Once they’d caught enough animals to live off for some time, the Lion took it upon himself to distribute shares of the meat. Oddly, he divided it into three.
“I will take the first share,” he said, “because I am King. And I will take the second share because I was your partner in the hunt.”
“I assume I get the third share,” said the wild Ass.
“I doubt you shall want it,” said the Lion, “for it is likely to cause you great harm.”
“How could a pile of meat cause me harm?” asked the wild Ass.
“Attempt to keep it, instead of running off as fast as you can,” said the Lion, “and you will be sure to find out!”
– Symbol: lion
– Metaphor: the meaning of the fable
To warn that unfair things happen when disproportionate power or strength comes into play in a cooperative relationship. Besides, the fable advises us to be skeptical in our trust and to seek cooperation with equals.
Item 3: Cartoon
Global warming can lead to the melting of ice and affects badly to people and their lives.